• Video
  • September 06, 2019

The Fifth Amendment Takings Clause

The takings clause of the Fifth Amendment prevents the government from taking private property for public use without just compensation. But what counts as private property, public use, or just compensation? In this video, Khan Academy host Kim Kutz Elliott discusses the takings clause with scholars Richard Epstein and Eduard Peñalver.

The National Constitution Center and Khan Academy partnered to create a series of nonpartisan videos explaining the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and major Supreme Court cases, enlisting the expertise of Interactive Constitution scholars.

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